For many companies, a good way to make better use of their warehouse space is to install a mezzanine floor. This is an intermediate floor that sits between levels within a building and provides them with a good way of increasing the floor space that they have within their warehouse. Space without actually adding to the fabric of the building itself.
A mezzanine floor can be used for a wide range of applications from storage to work operations, inventory rack access to equipment access and even conveyor access. This is not a full sized floor but one that extends only part way over the floorspace of the building.
Those companies who install mezzanine floors in their warehouses will also have a requirement for some way of accessing that additional space. Whilst a staircase may be an option, this is not always a practical solution and so it may be necessary to consider the addition of a mezzanine floor lift.
What is a mezzanine floor lift?
A mezzanine floor lift can be attached to either the side of the mezzanine floor or through the floor itself, and makes it much easier when it comes to gaining easier access or for things like materials handling.
This type of lift, which may often be referred to as a warehouse lift, is typically used to move bulky and heavy stock in factories, warehouses and even in retail stores. They provide a performance that is dependable, and cost-effective and can be found in a wide range of commercial environments including factories, rail stations, laundry facilities, warehouses, workshops and stores.
Typically, they are goods lifts for moving heavy, bulky stock in warehouses, factories and retail stores. They deliver dependable, cost-effective performance in various commercial environments, from rail stations, factories and warehouses to laundry facilities, stores and workshops.
Why do you need mezzanine floor lifts?
A mezzanine lifting system allows for a more streamlined form of access across your premises. It allows you to meet the necessary standards, directive and regulations that are set out in both the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and also the Manual Handling Operations 1992. Both of these are required to ensure that your operations are running safely and in a manner that is efficient. It also minimises any downtime amongst your employees as well as any legal action that might occur in the event of a workplace related injury.
Mezzanine floor lifts come in different capacities and sizes. Therefore, it is important to consider how you will be using it in order to ensure that the lift you choose for your mezzanine floor is the most appropriate option. There are smaller models, goods-attendant lifts and heavy-duty goods lifts. All of these are designed to move a diverse range of loads with different sizes, shapes and weights.
Larger goods attendant mezzanine floor lifts feature a number of additional controls as well as emergency communication options.
A mezzanine floor lift is essential for employee safety when it comes to lifting heavy or bulky items. All that is required in order to fit this type of lift to ensure that you are providing the most appropriate work conditions for your employees is the space and an appropriate power supply. There is very little disruption to be had from the fitting of a mezzanine floor lift and the small amount of disruption that this may cause will be more than compensated for by the increase in productivity that the lift will bring once it is in place.